M41 The Pamir Highway by Øystein Sture Aspelund

Øystein Sture Aspelund, a gifted photographer out of Oslo, Norway, showcased a beautiful series in which he explores the M41, or better known as the Pamir Highway. Many travellers consider M41 as one of the most iconic and memorable road trips as it has some genuinely majestic views and interesting experiences.

Writing about the series Øystein said: ” 2019 I drove a two week round trip along the M41, starting in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), making a detour through the Wakhan valley towards Khorog (Tajikistan), and then back to Osh (Kyrgyzstan) on the M41… among the highlights there were hikes towards the advanced basecamp of peak Lenin, driving on dusty gravel roads three days along the Afghan border, going through corrupt mad max style border crossings in remote alpine passes, meeting fellow travellers and friendly locals, and staying at homestays with local families.”

Find more work by Øystein Sture Aspelund here.

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